Not everyone is born with the most perfectly aligned smile, and while this is absolutely normal, it can actually be a bit of a medical concern. While having crooked teeth or misaligned bite may certainly affect the self-esteem of some people, in some cases it may also be a medical concern when it comes to your dental health. And uneven bite can put a significant amount of strain on your jawbone as well as your teeth. Additionally, teeth that are severely crooked may also put you at a greater risk for developing cavities and accumulating plaque. This is where orthodontic treatment comes in. With the help of braces, you can get the perfect smile that you’ve always wanted, as well as a healthy one. Here in our Brooklyn orthodontic office, SmileAlign Orthodontics, One of our orthodontists can examine your mouth and determine what kind of braces may work best for you.
When it comes to braces, the ultimate goal is to correct your bite and to straighten your teeth. But each orthodontic treatment is unique to the patient undergoing it. Here at our Brooklyn orthodontic office, our orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth, bite and your overall dental health in order to see exactly what you need in order to achieve a healthy smile. Once this is complete, we here at SmileAlign Orthodontics can better determine which kind of braces may work in order to meet your specific needs. Traditional metal braces are the most commonly used and can be applied to meet mild or even more severe conditions. Traditional braces involve metal brackets and wires, as well as additional tools or devices such as retainers or rubber bands and spacers. Ceramic braces are also available and may be an attractive option for people who want a more subtle appearance. Ceramic braces are a lot like metal braces, except the brackets are made of ceramic materials instead. These braces tend to be more fragile and require more care, but may exude an appearance that is preferable. Speaking of cosmetic appearances, invisible braces are also available and use clear plastic trays to guide the teeth into place, but you will need to be found to be eligible for this option first though.
If you are interested in getting braces of any kind, we here at our Brooklyn orthodontic office, SmileAlign Orthodontics can provide you with the information and the services that you may need.